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Alexandria... Why?

1979
2h 13m
Drama
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Cast

Naglaa Fathi (Sarah)Ahmed Zaki (Ibrahim)Farid Shawqi (Mohsen's Father)Mahmoud Al Meleji (Qadri)Ezzat El Alaili (Shaker)Youssef WahbiYehia ChahineLayla FawziAkela KatebZeinat SedkySeif AbdelrahmanAhmed Abdel WarethAbdulaziz MakhyoonGerry Sundquist (Thomas 'Tommy' Friskin)Ahmed MehrezAbdulwareth Asar (The Sheikh)Hassan HusseinAida Kamel

Director

Youssef Chahine

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Synopsis

Yehia is a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Inspired by American movies and Shakespeare, he aspires to be an actor, but struggles to pursue his Hollywood dream, given the constraints of his life in the middle class and the horrors of war.

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